One of the famous destinations on list for locals and tourist for a short vacation is Melaka - the historical town. The place might be small but the attractions are endless! Today, there are many historical sites to visit that give you a glimpse of Melaka's glorious past. This is balanced with other modern attractions such as water theme parks and cultural parks.
1. Shopping Galore at Jonker Street
Jonker Street is the chest with the hidden gems. Located at Jalan Hang Jebat, it is the most happening and busiest street at night with bars and hawkers stalls-mouth-watering local delicacies could be easily found here. Also, performances can be seen on every Saturday.
2. Local Eateries
Foodage galaore is just a stone throw away from Casa del Rio.
Click here to see the map of the surrounding local delicacies
3. Take a River Cruise along Melaka River
Melaka River has the boat tour that will probably take about 45 minutes or an hour to complete the sight-seeing. A tour guide will highlight the interesting places! Interested tourists have to check on the operating hours as the cruise only available during high tide.
4. Explore Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum
Baby Nyonya Heritage Museum is a museum located behind Jonker Street that displays the history of the ethnic. Baba Nyonya are Chinese who adapt much of the Malay cultures since the time Admiral Cheng Ho settled down in Melaka.
5. Shop for Local Products
Don't forget to shop for local products at Sam Suk Gong or Tam Kim Hock. These are the two famous shops that tourists would love to go and carry home the MUST BUY local products like "shrimp paste" or "pineapples cookies" or "gula Melaka" or even the "durian candy".
6. Visit the Melaka Sultanate Palace
Melaka Sultanate Palace is the place that cannot be missed upon visiting Melaka. It is located at the foot and St. Paul Hill. The building was constructed using only wooden pegs and with no nails.
7. Experience Authentic Portuguese Food at San Pedro
Find the oldest Portuguese restaurant in Malaysia that offers home-style Portuguese fare at San Pedro Restaurant at Portuguese Settlement Village. Try the Devil Curry and Portuguese-style Baked Fish in spice paste and squid fritters. If you enjoy spicy seafood by the beach, this is your spot!
8. Check Out The Stadhuys
The Stadhuys, also known as the Red Square is a historical structure built by the Dutch occupants in 1650. Situated beside the Christ Church, supposed the oldest remaining Dutch historical building in the Orient, is now the home of a Museum of History and Ethnography
9. Visit the Famous Portuguese Monument, A Famosa
A Famosa is a fortress built by the Portuguese in the 16th century which also meant "The Famous'" in the language. The only standing part of the fortress now is the small gate house, Porta De Santiago. Here, you can also find many stalls selling souvenirs for you to bring home.
10. Shopping Complex
The first fully airconditioned 4 storeys shopping complex in Melaka Raya is the "Mahkota Parade". This shopping complex is very popular with locals and visitors alike. Ample car park and easy access, Mahkota Parade holds major departmental stores such as "Parkson Grand". Within this shopping complex, there are numerous shopping outlets ranging from food outlets, souvenir shops, photograph shops, book shops, bowling alley & cineplexes. "Mahkota Parade" is, indeed, a one-stop family shopping & entertainment centre.